Gudja - κ Serpentis (kappa Serpentis)
Gudja, also designated as κ Serpentis (kappa Serpentis), is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Serpens.
Gudja visual magnitude is 4.09. Because of its moderate brightness, Gudja should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Gudja:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Gudja
Gudja is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of Gudja are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Gudja in the sky:
Visibility of Gudja from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of Gudja
The image below is a photograph of Gudja from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of Gudja is -0.051 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.088 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Gudja from the Sun and relative movement
Gudja is distant 348.29 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 39 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Gudja
Gudja belongs to spectral class M0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Gudja is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.